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Olympus OM-D E-M1

Choice of Color Space for Raw Conversion

When converting from RAW, choice of color space can have a major impact on the quality of each color channel in the resulting image when there are strong primary colors involved as here (blue).

Hence it is critical to convert from raw into a wide gamut color space in 16-bit like ProPhotoRGB; see a related article: Wide Gamut Colorspace Reduces Noise, Avoids Posterization in DAP.

Exposure

This image from the noise page.

Exposure care was needed to avoid blowing out the highlights. The image has been exposed to the very limits of the 12-bit sensor, giving it the best possible exposure to minimize noise. Hence the noise seen here is “best case”, albeit on a very challenging subject (because of the rich blue tones).

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